Crash-Testing a $2 Million Koenigsegg Regera

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In this video, we get glimpse into what goes into preparing a Koenisegg Regera hypercar. Some parts are cringe-worthy but educational.

Koenigsegg hypercars are revered around the globe for their massive performance, incredible styling, eye-watering price tags and also for their incredibly innovative engineering. What you may not realize is that because Koenigsegg is full-fledge “mass-production” car builder, each new generation must be crash-tested.

In this video, produced by Apex One, we learn what goes into preparing a very rare and unique Koenigsegg Regera. The fact that current production is limited to roughly 16 cars a year forces the Swedish company to further push structural engineering in order for one car to undergo all the tests. All of them.

For all other real mass-production carmakers, it’s easier and cheaper to simply pull as many cars as necessary off the assembly line and send them all to the scrapper. This is far too expensive and realistically impossible for Koenigsegg.

Companies we all know and love or hate to love have one thing in common: a human being that stands before and speaks on behalf of the company. Think Richard Branson, Elon Musk and quite possibly our favorite, Christian Erland Harald von Koenigsegg, aka Mr. Koenisegg. We’ve crossed paths with him on a few occasions over the years and he’s an incredibly cool cat. Somehow, seeing and listening to him describe how the company goes about preparing for the crash-tests makes the inter-spliced footage easier to deal with.

The video is painful at times but Christian’s voice and accent soothe the soul.

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